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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Student spotlight: Maori Scholarship winner awarded Dux

Year 13 student Carym Wharerau enjoyed great success in his final year of school at Okaihau School.

Business woman Sarah Reo humbled to receive honour

A Havelock North woman humbly accepted her New Year Honour on behalf of many who she says deserved it more.

Schools’ use of te reo Māori is still “very basic”

New NZCER survey finds that while most schools are incorporating te reo Māori into their practice, it is often used at a very basic level, such as greetings and instructions.

Scholarships to AUT give four Northlanders chance to eventually assist their hapu

Four young Northlanders have received scholarships aimed at supporting Maori to gain qualifications that will assist in the growth of their hapu.

‘Honorary Māori’ Samoan film-maker wins place at Sundance Institute

Auckland-born Samoan Matilda Poasa reckons that three years as an "honorary Māori" will be good training to help give Native Americans a voice in the Sundance film festival.

Wanted: ‘Ideal teachers’

Hana Turner's research reveals some interesting teacher and student perspectives about what qualities an 'ideal' teacher has for students of different ethnicities.

High expectations

A culture of high expectations is among the critical factors for Māori and Pacific students to succeed at high school, according to the latest research by the Starpath Project at the University of Auckland.

Award-winning teacher Erina Butterworth looks to boost Maori engagement

A local teacher wants to make a difference in Maori participation after being awarded the 2018 Woolf Fisher Fellowship for Science.

Far North intermediate school uses ‘forbidden’ name linked to child tragedy

A Far North school is under fire for naming a classroom after a tragedy in which multiple children died.

Hastings Boys’ High School introduces lavalava as part of dress code

Hastings Boys' High School has introduced the wearing of lavalava as part of the dress code for their Pacific Island students.

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Editorial: NCEA, assessment and attitudes must change

Senior school students received their NCEA results this week and few will have been surprised. Their teachers will have ensured that most of them got their required credits from internal assessments before they sat the national exams.

New CEO for N4L